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The battle at the bottom of the Division I top-10 rankings

August 28, 2013 – 12:24 pm

There were two schools of thought when it came to choosing the final three teams in the Division I preseason football rankings:
1) The traditional powers should get the spots based on their overall tradition of …

Gilbert volleyball does admirable on-court self-report

May 10, 2013 – 3:35 pm

Gilbert’s boys volleyball earned its second consecutive spot in the Division I state championship match, and a bigger cheer inside the sportsmanship spotlight.
The Tigers led Desert Vista 2-0 during Thursday’s semifinal match, and the third …

Boys volleyball state tournament breakdown

May 2, 2013 – 4:18 pm

The bracket has been revealed for the boys volleyball state tournament, which begins on Saturday and finishes with the title match on May 11. The first two rounds are both played on Saturday, with the …

First round softball tournament breakdown

April 25, 2013 – 10:31 pm

It’s time.
Crazy schedules, mystery formulas (though there are a few head-scratchers of schools which didn’t get into the top 24, in this case it appears to have worked out respectably across the four divisions) and …

Softball games to see this week

April 22, 2013 – 2:03 pm

This is it.  The last week of the regular season (Wednesday appears to be the last regular season slate of games), and given the schedule and current power rankings (as of Monday), a whole lot …

Softball games to see this week

April 15, 2013 – 2:11 pm

Less than two weeks to go until tournament time (April 27) and plenty of jostling, confusion, unknowns and hypotheticals  are left for those trying to earn one of the 24 spots into each of the …

Brophy Invitational All-Tournament team

April 15, 2013 – 12:02 pm

Highland senior  outside hitter Ryan Morrison was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Brophy Boys Volleyball Invitational over the weekend. He had 15 kills and five blocks in the Hawks’ 23-25, 25-23, 15-9 victory …

Softball games to watch this week

April 8, 2013 – 3:54 pm

After a wild week (in spots) in Division I and, to some degree, Division III, two more weeks of regular season action remain. This is also about the time when schedules get squished like sardines …

Allen, Westbrook, Walsh win events at Arcadia Invite

April 8, 2013 – 1:08 pm

Devon Allen’s season debut in the hurdles went well, as the Brophy star won the 110-meter event and finished second in the 300 at the Arcadia Invitational Saturday night.
Allen had a phenomenal showing last year …

Desert Ridge star Riley Unroe takes aim at RBI record; other baseball notes

April 5, 2013 – 3:07 pm

A few notes and observations as we head down the stretch run of the baseball season:
* Desert Ridge senior shortstop Riley Unroe is the front-runner for Player of the Year. He’s batting .577 and leads …